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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 38-year-old Mariama, from Waterloo2, a western rural area in Freetown. She is married, with five children. She also supports two relatives at home.

Mariama runs a general merchandise shop in Waterloo2, where she sells items such as drinks and bundles of water. She has been in this business for three years. Mariama says that the main challenge to her business is price inflation.

She requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone Microfinance Company Limited to purchase more drinks and water bundles for resale. She says that the extra income from this loan will help improve her family’s standard of living.

In the future, Mariama would like to see her business grow. She thanks you for your support!

Additional Information

About BRAC Sierra Leone

This loan is administered by BRAC Sierra Leone. BRAC, the world’s largest NGO, takes a multi-dimensional approach to attacking poverty through offering a comprehensive range of programs in the realms of microfinance, capacity building, livelihood development, health, education, and social justice.

BRAC Sierra Leone plays a large role in providing economic empowerment to communities that lack access to the financial mainstream. BRAC Sierra Leone offers small enterprise loans to men and women who desire to expand their small businesses, generate employment opportunities, and provide new services. More information can be found on BRAC Sierra Leone’s Kiva Field Partner Page.


About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 13
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,574,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,338.4
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Mariama to purchase more drinks and water bundles for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 9, 2013
Jan 8, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014